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Suppressed Memories?
PostPosted: Sat 24 Jan, 2009  Reply with quote

Yesterday, at work, I saw a beautiful picture of a hawk, which I showed to my boss and a coworker. Nothing was mentioned later, and I pretty much forgot about it. This night I dreamed with a big eagle, which is kinda unlike for me, considering it was an American eagle. I mentioned the dream at work today and my boss said it was probably due to the hawk. But I couldn't remember the hawk! It seriously took me over a minute to actually even remember it.

Now this made me think: several dream signs come from stuff from our daily lives, but it seems that the stuff we pay the least attention to are the ones that go in dreams. What do you think? Does our SC pick the "forgotten" stuff? And, most importantly, does it "supress" these memories? Because it was seriously difficult for me to remember the hawk, but it was easy after I did it. What appalls me the most is that I usually have a really good memory.


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PostPosted: Sat 24 Jan, 2009  Reply with quote

Hey colgate
your post made me remember an old topic.
Do incomplete thoughts become ND's?
it only deals with half your post, so i didn't merge.
But he mentions
rad wrote:
I will be going about my day when suddenly I think of something that sparks my interest(say a vivid memory or an imagined scenario), but that thought will be interrupted by an outside event(such as someone coming up to me and asking a question), the point being that I don't have time to finish the thought. That night however, I will usually have a dream that embodies or includes the main topic of the aforementioned interrupted thought..



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PostPosted: Sat 24 Jan, 2009  Reply with quote

I get dreams like that too, all the time. Random little things that happen during my day that I probably wouldn't remember at all the next day end up being the plot of a really long, involved dream that night. I don't know why it happens.

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PostPosted: Sun 01 Feb, 2009  Reply with quote

Yeah, I'd love to (if it can be done) get into a lucid dream and visit a past memory, or even better, visit a past event that I may not even remember....

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PostPosted: Sun 01 Feb, 2009  Reply with quote

Freud's Interpretation of Dreams suggests a pretty similar theory. That a lot of the stuff in our dream tends to be stuff we saw but never really focused on, and he also specified that our dreams always had some reference to the previous day.

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